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King 300/IBK-80S
Item 09C31

Combination Waterstone, 8" x 2" x 1", 1000/6000 Grit

$42.00

Ships on July 21, 2017 check in-store availability

Unlike Western man-made stones, water rather than oil is used on Japanese stones to prevent the surface from being clogged with metal particles. We offer two classes of stone: coarse and finishing....

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Unlike Western man-made stones, water rather than oil is used on Japanese stones to prevent the surface from being clogged with metal particles. We offer two classes of stone: coarse and finishing. The coarse stones are 250, 800, 1000, and 1200 grit. The 250 and 800 grit are faster cutting and used for repairing nicked edges or reshaping a bevel. The 1000 or 1200 grit stones are used for the first stage of the actual sharpening. Japanese water stones are softer than Western styles causing a fresh, sharp surface to be continually exposed to the tool edge.

  • Use water rather than oil for sharpening.
  • Japanese water stones are softer than Western styles.

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4.82 out of 5 stars
17 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Fantastic Stone

    Great stone. I use this on almost everything I sharpen. Super results every time. Buy it, you will love it too.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    First attempt at honing

    I used this in my first attempt at honing chisels. Took a little,work but this stone was great, they all have mirror finishes now.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    My second 1K/6K combination stone

    Excellent for maintenance of RAZOR sharp, mirror edges. Requires attention to detail to get it just right, but that's my therapy and I love it. Never a dull knife in my house. Works great on filet knives, as well; I use nothing else.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Fine sharpening is the way to go.

    My knives have never been so perfectly sharpened.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would buy this product again and again

    nice work

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again

    This puts and edge on a knife like no other sharpening stone I have ever used.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great tool!!

    a great tool for shaping!!, Easy to use and cheap

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Combination Waterstone 1000/6000

    Excellent stone for knife sharpening. 1000 grit side provides fast and smooth cutting, while the 6000 grit side gives the fine polishing finish to the edge. The 1000 grit wears down faster, so a separate 1000 stone may be needed in the future - after a couple hundred uses or so. The stone is actually a King/Ice Bear Brand, which is a good japanese waterstone. Overall, a great value product and fast shipping service from Woodcraft. I would not hesitate to buy one of these again.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    easy razor edge

    A great product. I, a novice sharpener, easly achieved a razor edge on my plane blades and chisels, English and Indian. Far out performed my oil stones, though they aren't anything special but for the price this water stone is a great alternative to expensive Arkansas stones. The 1000/6000 is a great combination to take a blade from start all the way to a great finish.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Truly amazing

    1000 side is a perfect transition to 6000 side. The stone's larger size makes it easy to maintain a perfect sharpening angle. This is a very fast and easy to use stone.

  11. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Don't judge a waterstone by its price

    Magazine's writers always recommend expensive sharpening stones and jigs. In fact, one can have good results with cheaper and simpler methods

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I will buy this product again

    Excellent combination stone for the price!

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I recommend

    Great quality, exceeded my expectations

  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    good combination

    good combination stone

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    King waterstones - the best

    Gentle use will work best!

  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great waterstone for a good price!

    Great for use when honing straight razors! I recommend this stone very much! Works as good as a Norton, yet a fraction of the price! [...]

  17. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

    I polish Japanese swords and this is perfect.

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